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Viking Ships
Date Issued: 1925-05-18
Postage Value: 5 cents

Commemorative issue
Norse-American Centennial
Viking Ships

While the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyages to the New World has come and gone, controversy continues as to just what the Vikings did in their earlier- -by nearly 500 years--voyages to North America. A combination of evidence and fantasy make up the story of Viking exploits. The stamp was issued to honor the centennial of the arrival at New York harbor of a group of Norwegian immigrants. The vessel depicted is an example of those used by their ancestors, who ventured far from their homeland in search of new lands to conquer.

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